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Deputy Sheriff James Tillotson | Anderson County Sheriff's Office, South Carolina Anderson County Sheriff's Office, South Carolina

Deputy Sheriff

James Tillotson

Anderson County Sheriff's Office, South Carolina

End of Watch: Monday, April 29, 1957

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 53

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Apprehended

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Deputy Tillotson was shot and killed when he and another deputy attempted to question a suspect about a theft. The man suddenly drew a pistol and opened fire on both deputies, killing Deputy Tillotson and wounding the second deputy. The other deputy was able to return fire but did not strike the suspect.

The suspect was captured the next day when he was found hiding in a barn five miles from where he shot Deputy Tillotson.

Deputy Tillotson was survived by his wife, son, and two daughters.

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